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  1. The Project For Awesome Is Happening This Weekend & It’s Got A $1 Million Charitable Goal

    The suspense!

    This time around the Project for Awesome has its loftiest goal yet: They're trying to raise a million dollars.

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  2. In Typical Fashion, Hank Green Has Some Smart Stuff To Say About The Importance Of Consent

    Decreasing World Suck

    A timely message from a noted scholar and gentleman. Also, the web series he mentions, Sexplanations? It's pretty great. And NSFW, obviously.

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  3. Application Vs. Private Application: Which is Faster? [Video]

    Luckily for the ACA, time is relative.

    In a handy video comparison, John Green of vlogbrothers pits and an unnamed private insurance application against each other in a race to determine if the government's solution is really as slow as critics say.

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  4. Vlog Brother Hank Green Shows Off 42 Amazing Maps of the World

    42 maps may be the answer, but what's the question?

    Maps are incredibly useful and information dense little bits of imagery, and that's why Hank Green of the YouTube channel VlogBrothers loves them. In this video he excitedly explains (as he does with most things) what is so great about maps, and shows off 42 maps he thinks are amazing. It could change how you see the world. Literally.

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  5. Hank Green Wishes For Another J.K. Rowling Book A Day Before Her Secret Crime Novel Is Revealed [VIDEO]

    This is just like magic!

    Hank Green, of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, makes a point of writing a song about Harry Potter every year on the anniversary of his release of "Accio Deathly Hallows," the wizard rock song that celebrated the impending release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and brought a lot more visibility to the Vlogbrothers channel back in 2007. This year Green seems to have predicted the future with his newest song "Oh, J.K. Rowling," in which he politely requests the author write something new for her many fans. Amazingly, the video was posted two days before the news broke that J.K. Rowling had secretly written a crime novel, The Cuckoo's Calling, under the pseudonym Robert Gailbraith. Since Rowling was revealed to be the author The Cuckoo's Calling has risen from moderate success and favorable reviews to a spot on top of both U.K. and U.S. Barnes & Noble and Amazon sales charts.  The book, which sold 1,500 copies when it was released in the spring, is now selling out and will have to be reprinted. I'm sure Green is thrilled to know that his wish was granted. His timing is almost magical. (via YouTube, Deadline) Previously in J.K. Rowling

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  6. Here’s 53 Terrible Jokes in Under Four Minutes [Video]

    Proving once again that the VlogBrothers YouTube channel can do no wrong, they've debuted a new video which features a slew of terrible jokes. How many terrible jokes? Why, 53 terrible jokes! Being big fans of jokes, and especially terrible ones, we here at Geekosystem couldn't let this opportunity pass us by. As a bonus, here's my personal favorite terrible joke: A baby seal walks into a club. I regret nothing.

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  7. Do You Have a Favorite Pony?

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    I think most of you know what I'm talking about, and if not, let Hank Green explain it to you by watching the video above. Actually, do that either way. In any case, I'm with Hank, but tell us... who's your favorite pony? (via Vlogbrothers.)

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  8. The Waiting Game: 6 Things You Can Do To Tide Yourself Over Until Sherlock Series 3

    Power Grid

    It can be rough when your show goes on hiatus. It can be especially rough when your show goes on hiatus after one of the most emotionally harrowing season finales you've ever seen, with nary a promise of when to return other than "sometime after Peter Jackson frees Martin Freeman from New Zealand." And considering they're going back to film a third Hobbit film, that probably isn't anytime soon. BBC's Sherlock series said they'd start filming the third season "sometime in 2013," which could be anywhere from six months to a year and a half from now. In the meantime, we're still chock-full of what we can only call "Reichenfeels," and sometimes we just don't know where to put all of them. To help ourselves (and you), we put together this list of six things you can do to distract yourself while we wait.

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  9. While You Were Sleeping: Gymnast Jennifer Pinches Flashes The Nerdfighter Sign

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    British gymnast Jennifer Pinche was all smiles before her routine, and even found time to flash the Nerdfighter sign. Aw, it's nice to know that when they're not busy being the best athletes in the entire world, Olympians find time to watch the Vlog brothers too. (via Nerdfighters.)

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  10. Here, Wake Up to Hank Green’s “Tumblr: The Musical”

    Elsewhere on the internet

    Tumblr is one of our favorite procrastination tools. It's filled with puppies, Tom Hiddleston, and illustrations of Gina Tores as Wonder Woman. We've posted a musical take on the blogging site here before, but 1) when we came across this one it seemed like a different enough take to double up, 2) we can never get enough references to the sheer amount of Benedict Cumberbatch swimming around our dash, and 3) Hank Green. Not to mention, this particular video features Hipster Ariel, a personal favorite of ours. It also features a line which we'll sure will probably trigger some sort of argument over how to pronounce .GIF. (via Edward Spoonhands)

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